Pink Ranunculus

I didn’t make it to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad this year. (You can see photos from two years ago here and here.) But I found some beautiful pink Ranunculus at Trader Joe’s, of all places. I was never a huge fan of this flower, but I’ve gotten to love them. They’re so photogenic, no matter the light or the angle….

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The Ranunculus is in the same genus as buttercups.

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The name Ranunculus is Late Latin for “little frog.”

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Hard to believe these flowers are poisonous. Be careful when handling.

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Ranunculus is also used in traditional medicine to treat rheumatism and fever.

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Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

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8 Responses to Pink Ranunculus

  1. Susan says:

    I’ve always called them the poor man’s peony, and love them.

  2. Gorgeous photos, Carole! I didn’t know they were poisonous. Are you able to touch the leaves?

    • Thanks, Jackie. I didn’t know it either! I was able to handle them with no problem, but I just touched the stems when I put them in water. Eating the flowers is supposed to make you really sick.

  3. Caroline says:

    Lovely photos. They really are photogenic.
    I had no idea they wre poisonous.

  4. anroworld says:

    Such gentle flowers, awesome photos!

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